Preparation of meals and a clean, healthy diet, even on the go, is easy with a Metabolic Balance Plan. One way to help you stay on track even during busy times is to meal prep! Simply fill a lunch box with vegetables from your plan plus a serving of protein and of course – an apple. Many of our recipes can also easily be prepared ahead of time. Take a look around on our blog under recipes or on our Facebook page. You will surely find great ideas for your lunchbox!
Even if you budget regularly and conscientiously for a long time, you may find that so-called impulse or spontaneous purchases creep in again and again. The best way to avoid such unnecessary expenses is to write a detailed shopping plan ahead of time. Ideally, having a blackboard or a chalkboard in a “central” place can help you write down the things you need when they come to mind. Another idea is to create a shopping list on your phone and update it throughout the week. In this way, you not only avoid repeated trips to grocery store but can also save time in the store. Another tip is to create a meal plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.) for the whole week. With this plan, you can quickly determine which foods are needed, make specific purchases, and avoid food waste. A weekly meal plan along with a Metabolic Balance food list can help give you a structure when going shopping. Finally, when meal planning or shopping try to pick produce that is currently in season and that can be bought locally. This is not only better for the environment but can also help you save a lot of money. With these tips in mind, happy shopping!
In the United States, many parts of the food industry have been designed to entice consumers to buy heavily processed foods packed full of sugar and trans fat. Once stuck in a cycle of sugary foods it can be hard to get out of it and change your habits. With a meal plan such as that of Metabolic Balance, each phase is designed to help give you the structure and support you need to eat healthy and balanced meals tailored specifically for your body’s metabolism. Rather than eating processed foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, along with healthy fats and proteins will help bring your body back into balance.
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One of the easiest recipes to throw together if you are busy or are on the go is a stir fry.
Simply take chicken breast strips and cook with broccoli, onions, carrots and mix with a sauce of consisting of of oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and a touch of sesame seeds.
The great thing about a stir fry is that it can easily be adapted based on your preferences and plan. You can play around with different vegetables, proteins, and spices, depending on what ingredients are on your Metabolic Balance plan.
For example, for phase 2 leave out the sesame seeds and use the lemon juice only if lemons are on your plan. If lemons are not part of your plan you can add some lemon zest.
Can you find the protein component in this wonderfully colorful bowl? If you can not find it then you are correct!
One of the great things about a Metabolic Balance is that it is not restrictive. You have the freedom to choose to add whatever protein to this salad that is on your plan. For example, you can prepare a yogurt dressing, add in a few chick peas, or add some fish or meat. The only important thing is that you choose a single protein component on your plan and do not mix any proteins.
Rather than having a meal plan limit your choices, your Metabolic Balance plan will open you up to new ingredients and combinations.